I like the random assing, and hey, its your thread, do what you like. I think the only thing that sucks is when you hope and expect art, but then its not. But aslong as your assing makes me laugh I'll consider that art. Cant wait for more visual art
Those Bridgeman studies are really paying off, you can see a significant improvment lately. Only crit I would say is watch your proportions, somtimes they are spot on and look spot on, but somtimes things get a little off. Keep chuggin dude! *subscribed*
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@ Jedininjaman: Well yeah, I think giving yourself alot of crap actually stimulates you at improving. I never try to think I'm a big shot or something because that means immediate downfall. And thanks, yeah, I need to practice rendering more.
@ MonkeYoakum: Thanks man, today's post has art in it. And yeah, you're right, my proportions are off sometimes, I need to focus more.
Okay, I did some pencils today, and I just HAD to post 'em. So I got my cellphone and took pictures of 'em. Sorry for the bad quality, I'll repost them when I get back.
I was sketching this random guy and an Inuit warrior came out of it.
I liked it, so I made another Inuit sort of "medicine man" guy.
Oh, and my mp3-player died yesterday, the fucker just gave up on me like that! Now I can't listen to my music and podcasts for at least a month now. Goddamnit man.
Plus, I ate tartare de boeuf today, which is fucking sickening. It's actually a raw hamburger, and it was fucking expensive too! You won't be seeing me eat there anymore(for those interested, it's restaurant Plage).
The amount of times you said the word f*** is crazy HAHAH!
Anywayz nice updates man!
Really cool your doing more drawing
HOpe you can get on msn so i can tell you how much of a lazy ass i am HAHAH! you'll laugh when you hear.
Now am just waiting to see more art from you and hopefully more work from my self
Peace bro! waiting for your updates cuz their KOOL!
My suggestion for proportions or atleast somthing that really helped me not have to think about it so much was loomis studies, and literaly doing many many stickfigures and shitty sketches making sure the landmarks matched up. elbow to navel, crotch half way down, ect.. very useful. Sorry your Mp3 took a dump, and for the raw hamburger episode ;p
@ Jedininjaman: Yeah, you're right, didn't really check it. Thanks though. Btw, I bumped on your thread.
@ Lilnebo: Haha thanks, lol. There's more art on the way.
@ MonkeYoakum: Thanks for those landmark tips. And btw, my mp3 is alive and kicking again! Yay!!!
@ Ronald Liu: Xiexie! Here's some more 艺术 for ya. Do you btw know how to get Hanzi font for Word? I don't know how to install that.
Today: a portrait of my father(took me about an hour), it's my seventh portrait on my whole fucking life. And the only decent thing I made in three days.
@ Lilnebo: Hey thx! Better quality scans coming in next week!
Study time! Last night's studies(Thank you, Mr. Chen!) an a picture of what I drew the past two weeks. Took them pictures with a Lumix camera, which is a very good(and expensive) one, but it can't beat a decent scanner, because it fucks up the values and wel, alot.
Hey bro! Thanks for commenting my sketchbook. Your critts and tips are always welcome!
I really dig those inuits alot! If you haven't done more than 7 portraits in your life, I think it's time to get going do some! Even though the one you've done looks great!
Looking forward to see more! (especially character design)
Keep your pen sharp
Thanks for the frequent crits. Nice work with the lines the anatomy you are doing looks good one thing you might want to work on is cleaning up your rendering, in the portrait of your father it is pretty messy
I just noticed we have the same markers keep drawing and Ill see you around
@ Dannelf: Thanks, will do.
@ Lilnebo: Haha, thx!
@ Ronald Liu: Thanks for the tip. Btw, ni shuo ribenhua(just curious)?
@ Jedininjaman: Yeah, rendering isn't my specialty. Am going to practice it more, though.
Well, a random sketch for today, cuz I have nothing else to show besides studies and crappy sketches. Only decent thing I made today. I' ll rescan it saturday for a better scan quality.
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Shoot man~ You're working really hard, aren't ya!? You have such a wonderful imagination along with tons of technical ability. You've gotten so much better with faces since your first post, and I can totally see that the studies of the figure are helping too. Keep up the amazing work! It's always nice to meet another highschool student on the forums. You oughta check out my SB sometime~ I just started to update it again.
@ Ronald Liu: Haha. yeah you're right, and to be honest, I never read a novel of Jin Yong, but I'm considering to purchase a copy of one of his books.
@ Jedininjaman: Yeah, I really need to do that, my rendering is very crap, and it always looks crap, no matter how I do it, but I guess it's all in them practice.
@ DAVEZILLA: Thanks, but I'm not really that good. I really need to work harder.
Well, okay, let's do a little review here; I busted my ass for like 3-4 months now, and I consider those months the true time that I have been actually drawing. All the years before that was just fucking up the paper, really, I wasted 2 years or something with not practicing drawing but doing everything except drawing. I really want to slap myself for that. So I am actually making up for lost time.
Argh, when I first came to this site, I realised how hard I sucked(and still do ), and saw people like Wolfbane, Miles, Dile, Lilnebo...and in particular Miles. Fuck he's awesome. And I saw Mr. D's work, holy cow that guy can draw. Then Jordy told me about Marko Djurdjevic, Marko tha D. He has been granted a talent from God personally or something, what a fucktard he is, goddamn that guy is amazing. But it took me another month before I really began to practice. Now, my anatomy is decent(but not good) and my rendering is well...pretty crap. My digital skills aren't that great either so I'm planning to get my ass back in fucking gear and work harder from now on. I really need to do this if I ever want to do the job that I love : drawing. Because to be succesful in that field, you can't be medi fucking ocre. You need to be good.
So, I would like to ask anyone who visits this SB to give me crits, tips or whatever. And especially tips on how to approach a digital piece and how pencil rendering really works. And to give me a kick in the ass when I'm slowing down or taking it easy, just send me a PM if you think I do. Just do it.
Oh, and I am also looking for a mentor, send me a PM if you're interested.
dude these are some kickass designs. keep tackling that anatomy and you're gonna be some force to be reckoned with.
umm, about rendering, i can't really explain it since i'm not good at it myself. important is to let your strokes follow the form, and leave the actual linework so thin and soft that it blends in with the rendering.
oh and start doing more colored work too. the longer you wait, the more frustrating is it gonna be when you do and then you'll be in danger of not getting out of your comfort zone anymore. that would suck. so, do it
its really cool to see someone working as hard as you, and in the same time seeing how fast you improve! I hope people get the picture and start working when they see what you're up to ; ) Most people your age play computer games or do other useless shit that can be ' fun ' but yeahhh... very impressive to see your workload =)
I think you should work on your line quality, think a bit before putting the lines down once you got a good idea of what you're gonna do! if you do , you will most likely experience some improvement in your linework quite soon. Also when rendering,, don't go all crazy to get a value out, but try to 'balance' all the values out in the image... basically keep the contrast balanced and your values smooth! Try to run your lines in the same direction as the forms are going, cause unless your a master of changing value within the stroke ( as in fading the stroke to different values ) it won't be looking so good if you're rendering in the wrong direction! It creates small hacky_strokes instead of flowing pieces =D
just something to think about try to FEEL the surface of what you're drawing.
KEEP AT IT !
hmmmm, buddy you can join me in my goal
Wwell i can't crits you well because i suck and erm i cant crit
Other than that
I can say really really work for it *unlike me!!!!!*
just study and use what you studied in your drawings
Like make an anatomy study and when you do a drawing from mind use try to put everything from your studies into your drawings.
I can't say much really becuase
1. your working harder than me
2. your going on about it in the right way
3. you rock
lol just keep it up
I like the values on the last one really good, your designs are awesome
Just get super good and then own ass
wow, you're my age and yet your so much better, lol woe is me! but then again, you practice a helluva lot more than I do, so I can't say much.
really good studies, I think I'll try and do more studies X_X
anyway awesome job, I'm gonna watch you now, prepare to be stalkered.
looks like you've got pretty clear ideas on what to do...and looks to me like if you keep at it you won't have trouble.
About the crits, bust your ass on those anatomy studies, always try and approach the full figure construction instead of details at first, cause that will help wth proportions and putting all the anatomy bits and tricks you've learned together.About the rendering...maybe try and chck the work of people you like and do studies...more that the subjects or genre, look at what hey do, try their constructon method, try their hatching, try to replicate what you like.Cause all that will then come together when you work on your stuff.And even if i know characters are fun and very challenging by themselves, make sure you you try different stuff.Challenge yourself with animals, creatures, vehicles, mech, chick, all the crazy shit you can think off, becase it will help avoiding stagnation, and give you some new ideas you woudn't have thought off even in characters...no big pro here, but there's my 2 cents
@ Algenpfleger: Wow, thank you to bother to stop by at me SB. Thanks for the crits dude, really useful.
@ Dile: Thanks a bundle man, those tips for rendering really help me.
@ Jedininjaman: Thanks dude.
@ Lilnebo: Thanks, but I'm not that good.
@ Killasandra: Thanks, I appreciate it very much, saw your drawings, but didn't have time to reply, your animal drawings are great! I'll give you some tips and crits soon.
@ TheGnoll: That was a very inspirational and helpful lecture. Thanks ever so much!
@ Ronald Liu: Yeah, it's a compass. And if you mean what I'm currently doing, I'm not going to an art college, still in high school. Oh, and I'll swear more then ever, just fucking see. Haha, fucking live for the goddamn' swearing, eh?
Well, forgot to take pictures of my anatomy studies, but I've got some doodles in OC, and my first colour attempt(total fucking crap, wish I never did it) since page 2, I'll do colour more in th future, but need to learn about colour theory first I guess... I suck at digital. FUCK.
hey some tips for digital. First color in a solid base, then paint over it. It will look more full. You are very right about the color theory, lots of professionals say dont atempt color until you understand it. I dont entirely agree with that, but there is some truth to it. To get you started here. Read this. Even if you think it doesnt apply read it and you will start to understand color better. I would try to tackle maybee a lesson a week and try to apply it as you go rather than reading it all in one (long) sitting. After that, I'd try going to the library and finding a book on the subject that goes more in depth. Keep goin at it man youre doin great, I really like that last gladiator lookin dude, and would love for you to develope the skills to paint guys like that. Hope this helps. cheers